Shanore News

Musings, ramblings and thought provoking articles from our team of talented writers - all views expressed are their own!

Celtic Mythology: CUCHULAINN

Cuchulainn, got his name “hound of Cullan,” after slaying Cullan’s guard dog in self defense. His first claim to fame was placing a geise on himself, to take the dog’s place until a replacement was found. He then became famous throughout Ulster as being wildly handsome. So handsome, in fact, the men thought he should […]

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Celtic Mythology: BRIAN BORU

Celtic mythology is stock full of strange creatures and wailing ghosts. But not all Celtic heros were Leprechauns. In fact, many of them were regular humans who surpassed normal spiritual and physical limits. Of the notable names is Brian Boru who was known as a fierce warrior, protector and king. He and his brother, Mahon, […]

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Americans and Canadians Better at Speaking Irish than the Irish?

Many Irishmen all across the nation become frustrated when trying to speak their native language. Perhaps, they could get lessons from a group of Canadians and Americans visiting Galway to brush up on their already impressive skills. Most of the participants said they learned the Irish language to connect with their ancestors, though some just […]

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